Wel here's the evening I thought would never come - first light for the mini-WASP at the New Forest Observatory. I started to Polar Align and then gave up and went straight onto a bit of imaging - the stars were too nice. One camera worked fine, the other camera seemed to have a problem with the cooling circuitry and is now on its way back to SX. Never mind, one imaging camera and one guide camera are all I need. The guiding was to within half a pixel all night using the parameters straight out of the box - says something about the Paramount!! This first light test shot has had no processing apart from a little brightening up so you can see all the hot pixels, the Polar rotation and the dust bunnies - but it is a 2,000 second sub using the M26C camera and so it shows the potential of the array when both M26Cs are running (and ultimately when all 4 are running!!!). Long time coming - over 4 years since I first talked about this - but finally got there
Nexstar 11 GPS, 2 x Sky 90, M25C, MaximDL, Photshop CS3, Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions, 7 foot Pulsar fibreglass dome, Canon 40D, 100mm macro lens, 28-200mm zoom lens, 17-55mm f#2.8 zoom lens, 100-400mm zoom lens, 1.4x converter, 2x converter.